We were happy to be quoted in the New York Times article about lavender:
“Some books have two, three pages of attributes that lavender possesses, and a lot of it seems far-fetched,” said Charley Opper, 68, an owner of Cache Creek Lavender Farm in Rumsey, Calif.
Mr. Opper makes body mist, bath soap and 21 other products from the lavender he grows, and he sticks with the folkloric wisdom that dates back to Pliny the Elder. “What I tell people is it’s a sleep aid, a relaxant and it does have anti-bacterial properties to it,” he said.
In all his years, Mr. Opper said, “I’ve only run into one or two people that said they did not like” the scent of lavender. And he has found a receptive audience for both his products and his message by driving three hours south each weekend, where a demographic of plugged-in, maxed-out tech workers are eager to buy nature’s chill pill.
“I go to Silicon Valley, and I market my products in Palo Alto and Menlo Park,” Mr. Opper said. “The essential oil that I sell at my stand is well sought after at this point.”
Read the full article here.
We love everything lavender! Lavender bouquets, lavender sachets, lavender lemonade.... Cache Creek Lavender Farm offers a unique venue for weddings and elopements in idyllic Rumsey, in the Capay Valley.
When the flowers are in bloom from late May through July, the rows of lavender
are a backdrop of vibrant color suited for an elopement or intimate wedding. Our team loves working with couples to craft lavender details and coordinate a team of vendors that results in a blissful celebration!
The venue includes grapevines, a seasonal creek, mountains in the background, a small house for getting ready, a real greenhouse for the bar, lavender products for guest favors, and rows and rows of different lavender varieties! Ceremonies may be in front of the rows of lavender, or the couple may stand within the rows. Nearby, the Rumsey grange is available for couples who prefer an indoor option for dancing, along with a mobile pizza oven!
The lavender farm is available Mar-Oct and is beautiful, even when the lavender is not in bloom. It is surrounded by walnut farms and is a short distance from Cache Creek Casino and Capay Valley Vineyards. The Lavender Festival each June is not to be missed!
PHOTOGRAPHER | Megan Wilkinson Photography
COORDINATION/ SIGNAGE/ PAPERIE/ PLANT-DYED FABRICS | Tan Weddings & Events
VENUE | Cache Creek Lavender Farm
RENTALS & DECOR | Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals
WINE | Capay Valley Vineyards
HMUA | DV Beauty
FLORALS | Full Belly Floral
LINENS | La Tavola Fine Linen
CINEMATOGRAPHER | Darrian Deilami
DESSERTS | Sweet Sensations
DRESS | Bellissima Bridal Boutique
MODEL | Joey Tan
MODEL | Daniel Merritt
ABC10 stopped by to smell the flowers at Cache Creek Lavender Farm in Rumsey, CA. A visit with Charley Opper and his fragrant field of lavender proved a treat for ABC10! Here's the video - enjoy.
We are so excited that our online store is ready for business! Owner Charley Opper hand-crafts lavender grown on his farm into all things lavender! Soap, essential oils, sachets, and culinary lavender make fragrant holiday gifts everyone is sure to love.
Cache Creek Lavender hosted a styled shoot coordinated by Tan Weddings & Events. The team was treated to a fantastic day at the farm. Megan Wilkinson Photography captured beautiful moments with our models, and Darrian Deilami created a wonderful video of the shooting day. Details on the entire team and the experience is available on an upcoming publication. In the meantime, enjoy the video!
"Love, love your lavender butter skin cream! It's perfect for hands in this horrible Minnesota winter. I bought my first jar this fall at the harvest festival at Full Belly Farm. Please consider offering larger jars. I purchased six jars for gifts but I need to keep a couple for myself!"